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Injured Marines in hospitals after vehicle rollover

11 Sep 2015 | Courtesy Story 1st Marine Division

As a result of a vehicle rollover accident on Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 10, 2015, six Marines are currently in critical condition, eight are in stable condition and four have been discharged from medical facilities.

The hospitals providing medical care to the Marines injured are: Scripps Memorial Hospital, Palomar Medical Center, Mission Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital and Tri-City Medical Center.

Following the incident, Major General Daniel J. O’Donohue, commanding general of 1st Marine Division, provided the following statement for release:

“After this tragic training accident, our first concern is for the welfare of our deceased Marine, the injured and their families.  They are held close in our hearts and prayers. Our commanders, chaplains, medical personnel and families and surrounding communities have come together in support.  We deeply appreciate all the support and sympathy that we have received for this tragic loss.”

The vehicle involved was a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR), commonly known as a 7-Ton truck. Its primary use is transporting Marines and hauling fuel, water, food and supplies.

No additional details are available at this time.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Background: Initial Press Release

PRESS RELEASE                                Sept. 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A U.S. Marine assigned to 1st Marine Division was killed and 18 others were injured Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10 in a vehicle rollover accident at Camp Pendleton, California.

“The command’s priorities are to take care of the Marines, Sailors and families of the unit,” said 1st Lt. Colleen McFadden, public affairs officer of 1st Mar. Div. “We want to ensure the Marines and their family members are being provided for during this difficult time.”

The identity of our fallen Marine will be released 24 hours after next of kin has been notified.

An investigation has been initiated and no additional details are available at this time.